Days after questioning expelled ADMK's General Secretary VK Sasikala in connection with the Kodanad heist and murder case, the special team of the Tamil Nadu Police, led by Sudhakar IPS, Inspector-General of the West Zone, has now questioned the brother of ADMK leader Sajeevan, who is the party's trade wing chief in the state.
Sajeevan was a timber worker in Gudalur in the Nilgiris district where the Kodanad estate is situated. Sajeevan had done timber and furniture works at the Kodanad estate when it was under the full control of the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. The heist and murder has happened in April 2017, four months after Jayalalithaa's demise.
The mob had killed the security guard of the estate and robbed several documents and valuable items from the estate that were under the possession of Jayalalithaa. It was said that these documents belong to the former ADMK ministers and the two in the club of several accused in the case had already said that the robbery had happened under the order of the then Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami.
After the DMK came to power, the probe has intensified and the special team has been questioning the people connected with the case. Last month, the team had questioned Sasikala, who was a shareholder of the estate, in Chennai. Sajeevan, who runs the Nilgiri Furniture World in Coimbatore, is believed to have had easy access to the Kodanad bungalow as he had supplied furniture to the estate.
The special team has questioned Sajeevan's brother Sunil on Friday- May 6 on the Police Recruits School premises in Coimbatore. Earlier, the team has also questioned Sajeevan's elder brother Sibi to know whether they had any role in the case. The team has also questioned former ADMK MLA Aarukutty, VK Sasikala's relative Vivek, and Jayalalithaa's assistant Pukundran.